Situated at the southeast of Kathmandu valley, Phulchowki hill is popular in terms of vegetation near the Kathmandu Valley. A little bit crowded during winter as many people from the city visit there to enjoy the snow. Phulchowki day hiking tour offers a majestic Himalayan view, wild animals, birds, and mixed cultures. If you want to take a longer route, then go to Namobuddha and hike to Phulchoki. But there is a short way from Godawari if you are in a hurry and want a short walk. You will hike through the dense forest of various kinds of plants, including Rhododendron.
This forest is home to several species of birds, butterflies, and animals. You can see different kinds of birds, including Rufous- gorget Flycatcher, Nepal Cutia, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Red-billed Leiothrix, Yellow-browed Tit, Chestnut-headed Tesia, Whiskered Yuhina, Besra, Bronzed, Racket-tailed Drongos, Greater Yellow nape, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Ultramarine Flycatcher, and Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike during your hike. On the top of the Phulchowki Hill, you will find the temple of Phulchowki Mai, a guardian goddess. You will get a chance to watch a month-long annual religious festival held at the shrine if you visit this place in March- April. Apart from that, you can participate in some other major festivals if you happen to hike in full moon day in July and August every year. Along with these, from the top of Phulchoki Hill, you will get an eye-pleasing view of Kathmandu Valley, typical Nepalese villages, and green hills. If you have time, then visit the marvel factory and Godawori botanical garden.
Day 1: Hike to Phulchowki hill Pick you from the hotel in the morning and drive to Godawari.
Hike to Phulchowki which is at the height of 2791m. You will get an eye-catching view of Kathmandu Valley and typical Nepalese village. Enjoy watching different species of birds in the dense forest of Phulchowki. Hike down to Godawari and drive back to Kathmandu.